23 Aug 2011

Eight die when truckie loses control in PNG Highlands

7:12 pm on 23 August 2011

Eight people were killed in a traffic accident in Chuave in Papua New Guinea's Chimbu Province on Monday night.

The PACNEWS agency reports a truck driver lost control of his vehicle while travelling downhill.

Among the dead were four students that the truck hit before slamming into a house killing a child and seriously injuring five others.

Police say the driver, who works for a construction firm, was arrested and taken into custody.